Michael Ruxton Strong’s Answers

Michael Ruxton Strong

Falls Church Bankruptcy Attorney.

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  1. How much should I ask for pain and suffering of broken tail bone due to slip/fall at a grocery store?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Anthony A. Ferrante
    2. David B Pittman
    3. Christopher Steven Hoffmann
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Michael Ruxton Strong
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    You are likely to recover as much or more than three to five times your medical bills, depending on severity of your injury, and if the store's liability is clear. Liability is the most difficult part of a "slip and fall" case. Winning this type of case depends on proof that the store management was on notice of this defect (foreign substance, uneven pavement or tile, loose or falling debris or products, etc.) You said only that "they had no sign up" but you did not mention what the sign...

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  2. Can I file a "John-Doe Lawsuit"?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Paul J. Whiting
    3. Michael Ruxton Strong
    4. Andrew Daniel Myers
    4 lawyer answers

    Enterprise Car Rentals is self insured in Virginia. You can file an uninsured motorist claim, commonly referred to as a "John Doe" Action in Virginia and make a claim against Enterprise's UM coverage. When filing suit you have to serve the uninsured motorist carrier, or the self insured company that provided the UM coverage on the car. In Virginia, UM Coverage requires minimum limits of $25,000 per person per accident. These benefits are available under each Virginia policy involved....

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  3. Bankruptcy

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Alan D. Walton
    2. Michael Ruxton Strong
    3. Scot J Eliot
    3 lawyer answers

    From your question, it looks like you lent money and some furniture or other items of value that belong to you but which are claimed by the debtors to belong to them. You will have to file an objection to their schedules and ask for return of the items, as long as you can prove the items belong to you (with receipts and witness testimony). Motions like this generally require a lawyer to file and pursue successfully. The other attorney answering this question is correct about the loan,...

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  4. I FELL IT WAS MY FAULT AT THE ROLLER RINK CAN I SUE

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Michael Ruxton Strong
    2. Todd Nathan Hendrickson
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4 lawyer answers

    Many commercial facilities like roller rinks make you buy a ticket that has a liability disclaimer on it. they may also require you to sign a disclaimer when you rent shoes or just to gain entrance to the facility. Roller skating is fun, but not when you get hurt. Sometimes, if another customer pushed you down, you might have a claim against other people for the injury, if you can show they were negligent or acted in an unsafer manner. You can also check with the operator to see if they...

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  5. I would like to sell my business- which is an LLC.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Michael Ruxton Strong
    2. Bryant Keith Martin
    3. Corrine Clementine May Bielejeski
    3 lawyer answers

    THis response is not legal advice. We make no assurance or guarantee of the accuracy of this response to your specific case. Only after signing a retainer with our law firm can you legally rely upon advice we provide. Having said that, it appears that the responses you have received to date may all in part be true. But it depends on whether you have a plan payment set up that will pay all unsecured and secured arrears claims in full. By "open chapter 13 plan" you undoubtedly mean...

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  6. I can't afford a lawyer for failure to yield charge, what should I do?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Paul Vincent Martin
    3. Marc Sean Hurd
    4. Michael Ruxton Strong
    4 lawyer answers

    The court actually will not offer you a lawyer for free unless you are faced with a charge that carries a potential jail term. Furthermore, there is no procedure that gives you a free lawyer but charges you for legal fees only if you lose. Failure to yield does not fit that category of traffic offenses under which a court will provide you with an attorney from Legal Aid (a free or subsidized legal services program offered to indigent defendants faced with potential jail sentences if...

  7. Surgeon in VA placed screws that were too long in my son's arm after a break last year.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Ruxton Strong
    2. Raymond Scott Costantino
    3. Mitchell Scott Sexner
    3 lawyer answers

    I would seek out a second opinion about the screws being too long. They may have become partially dislodged after implant. Also, Virginia is one of the most conservative court systems on proving medical malpractice in the country. You will have to have a doctor familiar with the local standard of care for orthopedic procedures involved in your son's treatment testify that the oversized screw was negligently chosen or inserted incorrectly, causing impingement to adjacent muscle tissue to the...

  8. How do I collect on a promissory note?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Alan Fink
    2. Michael Ruxton Strong
    3 lawyer answers

    Even if he used the money he borrowed from you for his company, the debt evidenced by a note payable is legally valid. You may, if able to prove all the money went to his business, have a claim against the business under a theory that he acted as an disclosed agent for the company and sue the company on that basis as well. You probably will need an attorney to develop the proof on that issue, as it is legally technical and subject to many defenses. Once you get a judgment, you will have to...

  9. I am filing bankruptcy and my grandmother placed me on her checking account only in the case that i need to pay her bills.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mitchell Paul Goldstein
    2. Michael Ruxton Strong
    3. Deepalie Milie Joshi
    4. Gary D. Bollinger
    4 lawyer answers

    In a bankruptcy proceeding, most chapter 7 trustees (since that is the only type of bankruptcy that will be looking for assets to administer) will accept proof by tracing of the source of funds in your grandmother's account to show how much of the money on deposit is hers as opposed to yours. if you make an honest disclosure, and report that the account has your name on it simply for accomodation of the true owner of the funds, your grandmother, especially due to her limited mobility, etc.,...

  10. Is there a late penalty if an employer does not pay your last pay check? How can I sue? How much retribution can I expect?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Michael Ruxton Strong
    1 lawyer answer

    This response is not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relation with you. You should hire an attorney before you can legally rely upon any advice provided to you. In regard to the general question, in many states, there is a statute allowing you to collect attorney's fees and the amount or some multiple of the amount due in unpaid wages. You should google the state law in your state to see what your state law says about collecting unpaid wages from an employer. Many...